“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo sat down with me at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort to dish about her new book “Let Me Tell You Something” (in stores now!) before her much-anticipated Q&A with fans.
She talked to me exclusively about giving/getting advice, (find out what piece of advice her Father gave her that she’ll never forget), what’s off-limits on reality television, her love/hate relationship with Bravo TV, and the must-have menu items at her family’s new restaurant Little Town in Hoboken, and much more more!
If you’re a good guy, can infidelity be overlooked? Shockingly, Caroline Manzo‘s answer is “yes.”
In a revealing interview with In Touch magazine, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star opens up about her views on marriage — and says that when it comes to her 28-year-marriage to husband Albert, she would never throw the towel in over one mistake.
“If Al cheated on me 25 years ago, one night, that was then and this is now,” she tells In Touch of a topic she writes about with brutal honesty in her new book, Let Me Tell You Something. “No one on this planet could say with 100 percent certainty that their partner never cheated. I have no indication that he has, but if it didn’t happen yesterday, last week, a month ago, I’m not worried about it.”
Caroline admits that the earlier years of her marriage were a struggle — having three children in three years and almost no money. “We could hardly afford diapers,” she says. “Those were tough times.” Caroline’s happy to have powered through those years but says that if Al did stray, she would understand and forgive.
“If your husband is a good guy and a provider and you have a tremendous connection, you can’t throw your marriage away over a one-night stand,” Caroline said. “My husband is my best friend. Marriage is worth the fight. I would go to hell and back for him and he would do the same.”
Celebrities came out in droves for the annual Samsung Hope for Children gala in NYC at the American Museum of Natural History!
Among the celebrities who came out to support Samsung’s efforts to help children through the use of technology and to see a special performance by Jennifer Hudson included: First Lady Laura Bush, John Legend, Swizz Beatz, Kevin & Danielle Jonas, Jenny McCarthy, Tim Tebow, Wendy Williams, Eli Manning, Caroline Manzo (and her family), Gabourey Sidibe, Andrew Keegan, Jaime Cepero, David Allen Grier, Angela Martini and more!
The stars chatted with our very own Micah Jesse on the red carpet…take a look!
In a form-fitting fuchsia Temperly London dress and nude Christian Louboutin peeptoe pumps, American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez turned heads on the red carpet at the annual Samsung Hope for Children gala in NYC.
The star-studded event at NYC’s Cipriani Wall Street was attended by a President (Bill Clinton), a few Hollywood heavyweights (Chris Noth and Demi Moore) a few singers (John Legend and Jason Mraz) and a teen hearthrob (Kevin Jonas), current and former sports stars (Mark Sanchez, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Eli Manning and Travis Beckhum), TV hosts (The View’s Sherri Shepherd and Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi), reality stars (Caroline Manzo and family), models (Selita Ebanks and Whitney Thompson), and many many more!
…all to support one cause: children.
Samsung Hope for Children works directly with celebrities, athletes and business partners in order to help raise awareness of the company’s charitable giving initiatives. These partnerships have enabled Samsung and their business partners to raise over $25 million for over 300 schools, non-profits and charities throughout the United States. Samsung Hope for Children focuses on organizations which are dedicated to helping children enjoy life, learn and appreciate the environment.
Funds raised from the event went directly to the charities supported by the Samsung Hope for Children fund including Bill Clinton’s “The William J. Clinton Foundation” and Jennifer Lopez’s “The Maribel Foundation.”
During the event, Caroline Manzo tweeted: “Watching @Johnlegend perform @samsungs hope 4 children gala. Inspiring night.” Victoria’s Secret supermodel Selita Ebanks (who was sporting a new cropped – and platinum ‘do) tweeted: “I just fell in luv w/ Jason Mraz! thr R 27 million slaves in the world. Most r children! Please visit www.freetheslaves.net. #hope4children.” After the event, Kevin Jonas tweeted: “Had a great night at the samsung event tonight with @daniellejonas good times for a great cause!”
Check out more HOT SHOTS from the A-list charity event, check out our gallery below:
To learn more about Samsung Hope for Children, please visit samsungusa.com
Check out this “HOT SHOT!” of MJ and the star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Caroline Manzo at the annual City of Hope Spirit of Life luncheon last week at NYC’s Waldorf Astoria.
The event kicked off with a fashion show from Hanky Panky (accessorized by RichRocks jewelry). But before the show, Caroline and MJ snuck backstage to chat it up with John David Breen (the style director of the show) and got some hair tips from the Rita Hazan stylists who did the models’ hair.
During the show, Caroline was joking with Hanky Panky owners that their lingerie is such a hit in her household that her daughter, Lauren, steals them from her! She was also overheard saying she would love to sell the brand at the boutique she is opening with daughter Lauren in Hoboken, New Jersey, which will all unfold on the next season of the hit Bravo reality show.
Can’t wait! Can you?
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